Introduction to Animal Tracking Winter 2023

Class Details

The course will meet twice a week for 5 hour sessions, primarily in the field. One field trip to a nearby state forest is scheduled for the fourth or fifth class meeting day. This day may extend to 4:00. Students are expected to have appropriate outdoor gear for winter. Students are required to create journals and site maps of their personal study areas, including all major features of the landscape, flora and fauna activity. Students will be expected to visit their study spots every day for a minimum of 1 hour of tracking journaling and data collection. Evaluation will be based on attendance, participation, a final presentation of their study sites, maps and journals, a field test and a 3 page research paper
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: NA
Class#: 1063
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: short paper and final project or presentation; field test of animal tracking skills
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: 10-12
Unit Notes: Dan Yacobellis has been working with school children, teens and adults since 1997. Dan Created Tamakoce wilderness Programs in 2006 and runs programs on topics including tracking, friction fire making and other naturalist and primitive skills.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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